Four-Star Fulse Enjoys Auburn Visit

One of the top players in Florida talks about his trip to Auburn last weekend.

Fort Meade, Fla.--For 6-5, 245 tight end/defensive end Brandon Fulse, this spring has been a whirlwind as offers have come in from top colleges all over the country. This past weekend he had a chance to check out one of the schools on his list as he visited Auburn for the A-Day game.

Making his first trip to the Plains, Fulse had the opportunity to watch his former teammate and current Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb in action and talk to the coaching staff while in town. He says all of that made for a very enjoyable trip for him.

"It was my first time going over there and I really liked it a lot," he notes. "I liked seeing the coaches and Onterio, my old teammate. Just the Auburn atmosphere was really nice.

"I just liked spending time with the coaches," he adds. "I have to build a good relationship with them because I would be there for the next four or five years. I enjoyed talking to Coach (Gene) Chizik. Just getting to know the coaches was the biggest thing for me."

Being able to sit down and talk with McCalebb about his experience at Auburn was one of the highlights of the trip, Fulse says. He points out that knowing someone currently at Auburn gave him a good insight to what the program is like.

"It was very good," Fulse says. "He showed me around town on the night I got there (Friday). He took me out. He just talked to me about how they treat him and how they would treat me the same."

Rated as the number 16 defensive end in the country and a four-star prospect by, Fulse finished his junior season with 20 receptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, he had 70 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. With 4.8 speed in the 40-yard dash at that size, Auburn is recruiting him as a tight end and because of that he got to know tight end coach Jay Boulware.

"I spent most of the day with coach Boulware," Fulse says. "The offense is pretty good. I watched my position at tight end. They threw to him a few times. The majority of the passing routes the tight end was going out. I liked that a lot."

With colleges of schools to choose from at the moment, Fulse plans to take his time cutting his initial list and then choosing a college. He did note that after seeing Auburn he expects the Tigers to be in the hunt until the end.

"I have 20 right now and after my spring I will cut it down to like 15," Fulse says. "Auburn will probably make it to the last cut. I'm going to take it all the way until signing day. My mindset right now is no early commitment. I'm going to wait things out."

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